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A Porsche driver saw his 110,000-GBP rental go up in flames after parking it too close to exploding bangers next to a temple.
The pricey accident happened in the city of Shishi in China’s eastern Fujian Province as the Porsche driver marked the annual Chinese custom known as Qingming Festival – or Tomb-Sweeping Day.
The traditional holiday falls is observed on the 15th day after the Spring Equinox when family members visit their relatives’ graves to pay their respects.
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The unnamed driver of the Porsche Panamera left his vehicle outside the temple when festivities began with the lighting of several strings of bangers nearby.
The fireworks are believed to have sent sparks flying onto the Porsche, which was ignited and quickly became engulfed in flames.
Footage shows the vehicle ablaze while popping bangers can be heard coming from the pricey car.
Members of the local fire service said no one was inside the car at the time of the incident, and that it took them 30 minutes to douse the flames.
However, they were unable to salvage the vehicle which was burnt to its shell.
A base model Porsche Panamera retails for 974,000 RMB (110,970 GBP) after tax in China.
Reports say the vehicle was rented from a local car hire company, but it is still unclear whether the damages will be covered by insurance.